Deal of the week: Cheap SSDs, gaming bundles, and more

OCZ seems to be suffering the effects of its overly aggressive SSD pricing strategy, but for now, the getting’s good—so long as you’re a consumer and not a shareholder or company employee, that is. The firm’s 256GB Agility 4 solid-state drive is available for $179.99 shipped at Newegg, or $159.99 after a $20 mail-in rebate. You can also grab the 128GB model for only $94.99 shipped, or $79.99 after a $15 MIR.

There are bargains to be had in the graphics world, too. The arrival of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 650 Ti has shown us that AMD’s Radeon HD 7850 1GB is a pretty solid deal. HIS’s version of the 7850 1GB is available for only $164.99, and it should outperform most variants of Nvidia’s newcomer, which aren’t much cheaper. (GTX 650 Ti prices start at $149.99.)  Folks looking to crank up antialiasing and texture detail may also want to consider VisionTek’s Radeon HD 7850 2GB, which is available for only $184.99 shipped.

Oh, and Windows 8 went up for pre-order today. There are many ways of getting Microsoft’s new operating system. If you’re interested in buying a physical copy, then Newegg lets you take $10 off any version of the OS with the promo code "EMCJNJH82." (Just enter the code without the quotes on the checkout page.)

On the gaming front, Batman: Akrham Asylum and its excellent sequel, Bataman: Arkham City, are available in a downloadable bundle at Amazon for only $9.99. That’s a sawbuck for the two of ’em together, not separately.

Finally, our Canadian friends will, as always, want to peruse NCIX’s latest online sale. Among other deals, NCIX is letting Canucks grab the 256GB Agility 4 for just $169.99 CAD. That’s before the $20 mail-in rebate, which makes the Canadian price lower than the U.S. one. Not too shabby.

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    • chuckula
    • 7 years ago

    I’m in the process of setting up Windows 7 on a refurbished Athlon X2 system that I got for the fiance’s work…. and I slapped Windows on a Samsung 830 128GB drive that I got for only $90.

    Note: *Not intended to be viral marketing, and the outlet where I got the SSD is left nameless to protect the guilty*

    Note 2: Yes to all you Vader-Haters out there who think that I’m the biggest Intel fanboy: This is an Athlon X2 220 refurbished system. Irony: Even though I’m supposedly such a huge Intel fanboy, the last Intel CPU I bought was in 2010 and since then I’ve recommended & purchased this AMD box + gotten 2 ARM systems for my own use (new smartphone and Raspberry Pi).

    • Dazrin
    • 7 years ago

    Amazon’s Gold Box today is for computer components too. The Logitech Performance Mouse MX @ $50 is a good deal, approx $25 less than normal (it has been in my cart for a long time watching prices). That is the only one that jumped out at me, but I haven’t been really looking for other components so I may have missed something else.

    Link for mouse: [url<][/url<]

      • not@home
      • 7 years ago

      I just bought a Logitech Performance Mouse MX. I do not like it. It keeps disconnecting. I have to pull the battery and reinstall it to get it to work again.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 7 years ago

    Many of the 7xxx series cards are due for a price drop. According to this article, [url<][/url<] , $169.99 is going to be the new price for 7850 1GB models. I'll wait until they come down more in the coming weeks and check out a Sapphire branded card instead.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 7 years ago

      I thought that it was already down to $165. Of course, with the Radeon HD7850 [b<]2GB[/b<] card at $185, that's the card that I would choose.

      • sschaem
      • 7 years ago

      No need to wait, the 7850 is already $165 with free shipping and no rebate needed.

      But yea, if you wait a few month it might drop by another 10 to $20.

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